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Description

Floor hockey is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played on the same surface as a basketball court, with teams competing to score the most goals in the opposing net. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
St. Joseph's College, 245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
11205
Season
Winter, November – February
Days/Times
Saturdays, TBD
Contact:
212-661-3963
Description

Softball is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of up to 14 players, with the object of scoring more runs than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills competitions. Batters up; let’s play ball!

Address
Commodore Barry Park
 11201
Season
Fall, July - October
Days/Times
Saturdays @ 11am
Contact:
212-661-3963
Description

Softball is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of up to 14 players, with the object of scoring more runs than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills competitions. Batters up; let’s play ball!

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Fall, July - October
Days/Times
Tuesday's 3:45-5:45 pm
Contact:
315-314-6855
Description

Bocce is a competitive team sport suitable for all ages and abilities. Originating in Italy, the goal of the game is to roll your team’s balls closest to the target ball, which is called the pallina. Bocce is a great sport for athletes who are new to Special Olympics to try, as it can be picked up quickly and offers a fun social atmosphere. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most played sport in the world!

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
Tuesday's 3:45-5:45 pm
Contact:
315-314-6855
Description

Basketball is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities. Our youngest athletes and beginners will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game before putting their skills to the test on the main court. Experienced players have opportunities to play challenging ball against other training clubs in their local community, across the state and on the national and world stages. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Summer, March-June
Days/Times
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm
Suitable for Ages
12+
Contact:
315-314-6855
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Basketball is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities. Our youngest athletes and beginners will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game before putting their skills to the test on the main court. Experienced players have opportunities to play challenging ball against other training clubs in their local community, across the state and on the national and world stages. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Winter, November – February
Days/Times
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm
Contact:
315-314-6839
Description

Floor hockey is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played on the same surface as a basketball court, with teams competing to score the most goals in the opposing net. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Winter, November – February
Contact:
315-314-6839
Description

Hiking Clubs keep Special Olympics New York athletes in shape in the off-season while also bringing teammates together to experience the mental and social benefits of being a Special Olympics athlete year-round.

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Days/Times
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm
Suitable for Ages
8+
Contact:
315-314-6839
Description

Cross Country Skiing is offered as one of 4 Special Olympics snow sports, along with Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing. Cross Country competitors propel themselves across a relatively flat snow-covered terrain using skis and poles, working to cross the finish line in the fastest time. Grab you gear and let’s hit the slopes!

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Winter, November – February
Contact:
315-314-6839
Description

Snowshoeing is a signature Special Olympics sport for athletes of all ages and abilities, and one of our most popular winter offerings. Athletes are trained for competition at a variety of distances, racing to cross the finish line in the fastest time. Snowshoers are so committed to their sports that when there is no snow on the ground, athletes compete in the sand on beaches all across New York!

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Winter, November - February
Contact:
315-314-6839
Description

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in world and Special Olympics is no different. Our swimming offerings include competition in a variety of skills and events, from sprints to longer distances, relays and stroke-specific challenges.

 

Address
Maine Endwell High School
13760
Season
Summer, March – June
Days/Times
Tuesdays from 6-7 starting 3/22
Suitable for Ages
12+
Contact:
315-314-6855
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Track & Field is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities both in school and in local communities. Athletes are trained to compete in all of the typical track & field event such as sprint and relay races, shotput, javelin, long jump and more!

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Summer, March - June
Days/Times
Tuesdays from 3-4 for school aged and 4:15-5:15 for others
Suitable for Ages
8+
Contact:
315-314-6855
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Endurance. Strength. Determination. These are the qualities of a Special Olympics cross country runner. Trained alongside our Track & Field competitors, athletes competing in this sport will experience all of the benefits of Special Olympics participation, including an opportunity to compete at the local, state, national and world levels.

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
Tuesday's 3:45-5:45 pm
Contact:
315-314-6855
Description

Cycling requires excellent physical condition, balance and endurance – all of which can be learned through participation in Special Olympics. Training and competition in cycling includes time trial and road race events in a variety of distances, with athletes aiming to cross the finish line in the fastest time.

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
Tuesday's 3:45-5:45 pm
Contact:
315-314-6855
Description

Tennis is a popular Special Olympics sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Athletes are trained in all aspects of the game, including stroke production, court craft and the rules of competition. Tennis training emphasizes fair play, sportsmanship and respect for fellow competitors. Tennis is fast-paced, fun and often played for a lifetime!

Address
BT BOCES
13905
Season
Summer and Fall
Days/Times
Tuesday's 3:45-5:45 pm
Contact:
315-314-6855
Description

Alpine Skiing offers some of the most exciting training and competition available for Special Olympics athletes. Athletes will benefit from being in top physical condition as they learn to achieve the balance, endurance and strength that this sport demands. Grab you gear and let’s hit the slopes!

Address
7414 State Rd, Colden, NY 14033
14033
Season
Winter, November – February
Days/Times
Fridays @6:00pm
Suitable for Ages
21+
Contact:
716-580-3346
Description

Floor hockey is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played on the same surface as a basketball court, with teams competing to score the most goals in the opposing net. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Season
Winter, November – February
Contact:
716-580-3346
Description

Soccer is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of 11 players each, including one goalkeeper, with the object of scoring more goals than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in individual skills and/or Unified team competitions.

Address
6909 Milestrip Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
14127
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
Tuesdays @6:15
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Basketball is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities. Our youngest athletes and beginners will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game before putting their skills to the test on the main court. Experienced players have opportunities to play challenging ball against other training clubs in their local community, across the state and on the national and world stages. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
Nazareth Lutheran Church, 265 Skillen St., Buffalo
14207
Season
Summer, February-June
Days/Times
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Suitable for Ages
All
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Bowling is a competitive individual and team sport where athletes try to knock down as many pins as possible. Bowling is considered to be among the most popular sports within Special Olympics because it is picked up relatively quickly by people of all ages and abilities, and it is one the primary Unified Sports offered in schools.

Address
Abbott Bowling Lanes, 1840 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna, NY
14218
Season
Winter, Summer, September- May
Days/Times
Sundays @10:00am-12pm
Suitable for Ages
All
Contact:
716-580-3346
Description

Floor hockey is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played on the same surface as a basketball court, with teams competing to score the most goals in the opposing net. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
Nazareth Lutheran Church, 265 Skillen St., Buffalo, NY 14207
14207
Season
Winter, November – February
Days/Times
Thursdays @6:00-8:30pm
Suitable for Ages
All
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Snowshoeing is a signature Special Olympics sport for athletes of all ages and abilities, and one of our most popular winter offerings. Athletes are trained for competition at a variety of distances, racing to cross the finish line in the fastest time. Snowshoers are so committed to their sports that when there is no snow on the ground, athletes compete in the sand on beaches all across New York!

Address
Nazareth Lutheran Church, 265 Skillen St., Buffalo, NY
14207
Season
Winter, November - February
Days/Times
Thursdays @6:00pm
Suitable for Ages
All
Contact:
716-580-3346
Description

Soccer is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of 11 players each, including one goalkeeper, with the object of scoring more goals than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in individual skills and/or Unified team competitions.

Address
Dingens Park, 701 Dingens St., Cheektowaga, NY 14206
14206
Season
Fall, June – October
Days/Times
Thursdays @6:30-8:30pm
Suitable for Ages
All
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Softball is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of up to 14 players, with the object of scoring more runs than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills competitions. Batters up; let’s play ball!

Address
Dingens Park, 701 Dingens St., Cheektowaga, NY 14206
14206
Season
Fall, June - October
Days/Times
Wednesdays @6:30-8:30pm
Suitable for Ages
All
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open